MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Lake Wilson finishes unbeaten boys tennis season, doubles up Greenfield

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Opening with doubles play proved to be no issue for the Lake Wilson boys tennis team Monday afternoon, as they won two out of three matches to start en route to finishing off an unbeaten season with a 6-3 victory over the junior varsity program from Greenfield School.

Hatten Gore and Lawson O’Hara concluded unbeaten seasons, with the duo going a combined 30-0 in singles and doubles play. Snyder Pearson, at No. 1 singles, went 11-0 and finished his season with an 8-0 victory over Greenfield’s Carter Peele at No. 1.

Lake Wilson, composed of players from Toisnot, Community Christian and Elm City Middle Schools, won four of the six singles matches. Gore followed with a win at No. 2 to finish  10-0, while Lawson O’Hara was 11-0 at No. 3. Ethan Boyette prevailed at No. 4 singles for his 10th singles win in 11 matches.

Gore-O’Hara were 5-0 in doubles competition, including an 8-3 win over Greenfield’s Cole Wainweight-Jackson Perdue at No. 2. Pearson-Boyette won in the No. 1 position.

Greenfield picked up victories from Perdue at No. 5 and Porter Wells at No. 6. In doubles, Charles Thomas-James Thomas won for the Knights at No. 3.


Springfield rips Nash Central to reach TAC final

NASHVILLE — Mariah Polk and Susan Guzman each knocked in three goals Monday afternoon to lift the Springfield girls soccer team into the Tricounties Athletic Conference tournament championship game with a 9-0 mercy-rule victory over Nash Central.

Springfield (11-2), the No. 2 seed from the South Division, advanced into Wednesday’s championship game againat defending champion and undefeated Elm City.

Madyson Brown added two goals and an assit for the Lady Wildcats, while Anna Ramsey Watson had a goal and two assists.

Gretchen Weeks handed out one assist, with Gabriela Ruelas being forced into just one save.

Ava Fatzaun, Kamryn Graybeal, Nevaeh Best, Sammi Mallol and Atziri Castro-Lopez comprised the defense in front of Ruelas.

Nash Central, co-regular season champions in the North Division, closed with an 8-3 record.

Elm City kicks Southern Nash 9-0

The Elm City girls soccer team required just 38 minutes to earn the right to defend its Tricounties Athletic Conference tournament title Monday afternoon with a 9-0 win over visiting Southern Nash.

Avery Lentz put away a goal off an assist from Nayely Garcia-Garnica in the 38th to enforce the mercy rule, which left Elm City unbeaten through 13 matches and sent it into Wednesday’s championship encounter with Springfield.

Hayley Selfe scored both of her goals two minutes in and added an assist, with Kate Conoley adding a pair of goals off of deflections from Lady Cobras. Reagan Nelson, Natalie Capps, Kimberly Ramirez and Caroline Adkins tacked on first-half tallies before Lentz’s finisher in the 38th.

Conoley added two assists. with Adkins and Lentz adding one each. Nelson made it 3-0 in the seventh minute off a free kick.


Vikings clip Cobras 5-3 to reach TAC final

Jackson Barnes allowed four hits over 5 2/3 innings Monday as the Elm City baseball team reached the Tricounties Athletic Conference tournament title game with a 5-3 win over Southern Nash.

Barnes danced out of trouble in the fourth, striking out the next three batters after the Cobras, the No. 2 seed from the North Division, placed a pair of runners in scoring position.

J.D. Graziani picked up the save in relief for the Vikings (13-0), striking out four of the five batters he faced.

Luke Bedford and Graziana had two hits each. Blake Reason tripled. Baker executed a squeeze bunt in defense of his own cause.

Elm City will visit North Division champion Red Oak on Wednesday for the tournament championship at 4 p.m.